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Counties fall short on pesticide exposure protection
California Health Report, KQED, Jefferson Public Radio, Ventura County Star and other outlets reported on a study co-authored by John Froines, PhD, finding that state and county agencies in California are not doing enough to protect people from exposure to pesticides. Dr. Froines is a professor emeritus at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Pesticide’s possible link to autism
WCSH-TV, Portland, Maine; WBBM-AM, Chicago; Longevity and other news organizations reported on research led by Ondine von Ehrenstein, PhD, suggesting that a mother’s exposure to pesticides during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of their children having autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Von Ehrenstein is an associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Op-Ed: The cost of failing to protect children from air pollution
Environmental Health News published an editorial by Richard Jackson, MD, urging local, state and federal policymakers to do more to protect children from harmful chemicals and particles in the air, which can have a detrimental effect on brain growth. Dr. Jackson is an emeritus professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Green therapy for teens
Medical Xpress featured a study by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that found neighborhood green space had a positive influence on teens' mental health. Ying-Ying Meng, co-director of the center's Chronic Disease Program and a co-author of the study, was quoted.
Paid family leave in the U.S. compared to other nations
A report on NPR station KJZZ-FM, Phoenix, examining how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world on paid family leave featured Amy Raub, a principal research analyst with the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Sander Greenland, DrPH, was quoted in a Bloomberg opinion piece about a recent federal court case in which a jury decided that a popular weed killer was a substantial factor in causing someone to contract non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Greenland is a professor emeritus of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Carrier Management and The Chronicle syndicated the column.
Dana Hunnes, PhD, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in a Healthline story about soda taxes.
A Taunton Daily Gazette article about the establishment of a memorial scholarship at Stonehill College mentioned the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.